Chinese Man Makes $1,500 a Day Selling Fake Clouds

For ages, people have looked up into the sky to see the different shapes and patterns of clouds. 

One man figured out a way to make artificial clouds using helium and foam.

According to CCTV News via Shanghaiist, the man, from the Henan province of China, makes his clouds by combining helium with a foamy liquid. The helium trapped in the foam bubbles causes the fake clouds to float just like the real thing.

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While there is no real application for his clouds beyond the amusement of children, he is still making a pretty good living — the man makes roughly 10,000 yaun ($1,500) a day, and CCTV says that his popularity is only increasing. He has found a niche market at events where people will pay to watch him make clouds that can float up to 300 feet.

Fake cloud startup, anyone?

 

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